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Record ID: WMID-A01443
Object type: AXE
Broad period: NEOLITHIC
County: County of Herefordshire
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A prehistoric stone axe of probable early Neolithic date. The axe has been made from a fine grained igneous rock, dark grey in colour with fine white inclusions. The axe has been manufactured by chipping and grinding. The chipping is predominantly associated with the lateral edges and the butt of the axe. The blade has been formed through grinding of the body of the axe. The axe is fairly crude and not nearly so finely finished as some Neolithic axes. This may perhaps indicate that it was intended to be purely functional and not intended to be used as a status symbol. Damage to the bl…
Created on: Thursday 17th June 2010
Last updated: Thursday 17th June 2010
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